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US News Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Arrested

16:35  19 november  2019
16:35  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Duke of York 'lacking in compassion' for Epstein's victims

  Duke of York 'lacking in compassion' for Epstein's victims The Duke of York is "utterly lacking in compassion" for the victims of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Those are the words from a lawyer acting for five of those victims a day after Prince Andrew spoke publicly for the first time about allegations surrounding his friendship with the disgraced American.The Duke of York was interviewed on the BBC's Newsnight about his links to the convicted paedophile, who died in prison earlier this year, and allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. © Haruka Sakaguchi for The New York Times The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

Two federal workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail were expected to be taken into custody on Tuesday morning on federal charges related to their alleged failure to check on him, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees were expected to be charged later in the morning and appear in United States District Court in Manhattan.

The charges would be the first to arise from a criminal inquiry into the death of Mr. Epstein, who hanged himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

Alleged Epstein victim calls on Prince Andrew to speak to US law officials

  Alleged Epstein victim calls on Prince Andrew to speak to US law officials A woman who claims to have been trafficked and abused by billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has called on Prince Andrew to speak to US law officials. She did not make allegations against Prince Andrew directly, but said the duke and "any others who are close to Epstein should come forward and give a statement under oath on what information they have".The unnamed woman spoke at a press conference in Los Angeles alongside lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents a number of alleged victims of the disgraced billionaire.

The workers came under scrutiny shortly after Mr. Epstein’s death, because they were responsible for monitoring the high-security unit where Mr. Epstein, the disgraced financier who had previously been convicted of sex crimes, was being held.

This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. © AP This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein.

Rather than checking on Mr. Epstein every half-hour as they were supposed to, the workers fell asleep for hours and falsified records to cover up what they had done, according to several officials with knowledge of the matter.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Trial date set for Epstein jail guards .
A judge has set the trial date for two jail guards accused of not checking on Jeffrey Epstein the morning his body was found. Video: Epstein’s prison guards in court (NBC News) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_7d95c4a1-3956-4fb5-8d74-c8dbb619d4ce").all(); }); U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres said guards Tova Noel and Michael Thomas will start their trial April 20, The Associated Press reported Monday.

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